Seattle, Wash. - Councilmember Mildred Crump of Newark, N.J. was today elected 2014 president of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group at the group's annual leadership luncheon at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash.
Other officers elected during the WIMG luncheon include:
Mary Brown, councilmember, Gary, Ind. will serve as the group's immediate past president.
WIMG also sponsors the Women's Leadership Award program, which recognizes a female local official for unique and outstanding leadership in local government. The 2013 award recipient, Ann Scott Davis, vice mayor, Athens, Tenn., was announced today during the group's luncheon at the Congress of Cities and Exposition. Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, was this year's keynote speaker.
WIMG is a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC). It was formed in 1974 to serve as a forum for communication and networking among women municipal officials and their colleagues interested in addressing women's issues. It strives to raise awareness about issues of concern to women and encourages women to seek public office in their communities.
The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.